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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Illinois on
Q: if the parents were never married and theres no court order but he's on the birth certificate who makes major decisions?

I recently told the kids father that now that school is starting back they need to be home during the week for school and tutoring and he can spend time every weekend. Well he doesnt agree with my decision and I fear he wont bring them home because of my decision. Never been to court for anything... Read more »

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David Nachman Byer answered on Aug 30, 2020

If your former partner is on the birth certificate he is legally presumed in the absence of a challenge to be the child’s father. You both have a theoretical right of equal status to choose how to parent (such as deciding what times the child will be with which of you and the making of any... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Is there a way i can drop charges for a domestic battery case against my mother?

My mom hit me and i called police she was then taken to jail and charged with domestic battery. I dont want to have charges against her what can i do

David Nachman Byer
David Nachman Byer answered on Aug 16, 2020

You can try to persuade the particular State’s Attorney’s office involved that it’s best not to prosecute, but once the process has passed the charging stage, they don’t have to drop the case just because you want them to. The State’s Attorneys have an obligation to the public to... Read more »

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